Wednesday, December 03, 2014

World Mind


Each of us is so small, so little. How can we expect to know what's going on everywhere? Can an insect crawling along the highway know that it is near a big city? It can't even tell it's on a highway! What's all the current crisis leading to? We as individuals and, even groups, do not have God's eye view.
Perhaps, there's a World Mind. Indeed, the internet and all its power to connect us all together all over the world is like a nervous system for a world mind; but, we don't all know it yet. It's said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We can't get a handle, for example, on all the aspects of global warming; but, the world mind (above and beyond the limited view of individuals minds) may coordinate things somewhat intelligently.
Still, there's the individual responsibility to do the best we can. To learn what we can. To make our best judgments with limited knowledge and understanding. That we must. Practice integrity.

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